Chef shares Father’s Day gift idea

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21 and if you haven’t gotten your dad something yet, a local chef has an idea.

Local chef and owner of La Dolce Vita, Laura Wilson, joined NewsChannel 15’s Gina Glaros and Rob Lydick to share advice on specialty knives.

 

Chef Laura Wilson provided tips for the best knife, a perfect gift for Fathers Day.
Chef Laura Wilson provided tips for the best knife, a perfect gift for Fathers Day.

What makes a good knife?

  • How it feels in your hand, comfort
  • German, Japanese knives are high quality

What to look for:

  • Knives held with rivets, not screws
  • One piece of steel that continues through knife

Three basic knives:

  • Pairing knife
  • Chef’s knife
  • Bread knife

Knives to have handy:

  • Tourne knife, also known as the bird’s beak
  • Curved boning meat knife, sharp, thinner to pull through meat fibers

Wilson recommends buying knives separately rather than in a set to ensure you’re getting your use out of each knife.

Wilson recently opened her new location, just down the street from her original location. The new venue will offer cooking classes, private parties, Wednesday lunches, items for your home and kitchen and a bridal registry. Here’s a sneak peek at the new space:

Photos from La Dolce Vitas new location.

Around the same time, one of her pies was was featured in New York Times.

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La Dolce Vita is located at 165 South Main Street in Roanoke. For more information, visit La Dolce Vita’s website.

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